Journal article

Genetic Structure of Aedes aegypti in Australia and Vietnam Revealed by Microsatellite and Exon Primed Intron Crossing Markers Suggests Feasibility of Local Control Options

NM Endersby, AA Hoffmann, VL White, S Lowenstein, S Ritchie, PH Johnson, LP Rapley, PA Ryan, VS Nam, NT Yen, P Kittiyapong, AR Weeks

Journal of Medical Entomology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

The distribution of Aedes aegypti (L.) in Australia is currently restricted to northern Queensland, but it has been more extensive in the past. In this study, we evaluate the genetic structure of Ae. aegypti populations in Australia and Vietnam and consider genetic differentiation between mosquitoes from these areas and those from a population in Thailand. Six microsatellites and two exon primed intron crossing markers were used to assess isolation by distance across all populations and also within the Australian sample. Investigations of founder effects, amount of molecular variation between and within regions and comparison of F(ST) values among Australian and Vietnamese populations were m..

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